There will be no school April 2-6 for spring break. School resumes Monday April 9.
Twin Bluff Middle School
Jazz Band concert
Grades 7-12 jazz band concert will be 7 p.m. April 9 at Red Wing High School.
Parent Advisory Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. April 10.
David Steingass will be doing a poetry residency in sixth-grade reading/language arts classes April 11-13.
On April 12, Mrs. Bergeson’s and Mrs. Goetz’s classes will go to a Twins game. Those classes were the top selling homebases during the annual magazine fundraiser.
There were 64 children who walked or rode their bikes March 28. The winners were: Julia Christianson, from Mrs. Damman’s first-grade, Hunter Smith, from Mrs. Johnson’s kindergarten, and a kindergarten girl from Mrs. Dressen’s classroom.
The students participated in the Beach Day celebration by transforming the cafeteria walls into an ocean scene. The children made leis several different creatures. They also played aloha tag and beach ball toss.
Elementary Parent Advisory Council will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday April 13 at Burnside Elementary.
The last day to turn in an Arts Alive visual arts and creative writing registration and volunteer information form is April 11. They can be turned in to the office or directly to the Red Wing Community Education & Recreation Office at the high school.
Spring pictures will be taken Tuesday April 10. Order forms were sent home prior to spring break. Every student will have a picture taken. Please make sure you choose a background look on the order form and send your selection with your child on picture day. Picture packages will be sent home to view two to three weeks after picture day with the option to purchase at that time.
The music therapy concert will be 1 p.m. Friday April 13 at middle school auditorium.
The students made some fabulous frogs. They also spent some much-needed time outside.
Bubbles, parachutes and air are topics Kevin Holm’s second-grade students are investigating. The students are doing these investigations with John Ostby during Super Science Switch. The investigations are part of an air and weather science unit.
Selected students from all eight classes have been constructing a math word wall with Molly Zervas to help all fourth-graders review important math vocabulary before state MCA testing in April.
Several classes have been working with poetry and learning about figurative language such as similes, metaphors, alliteration, personification and idioms.
St. John's School
There will be school April 2, 3 and 4. These will be parent transport days as no buses will be running. There will not be school April 5, 6 or 9. Classes will resume Tuesday April 10.
"It's Cool in the Furnace" is the name of the spring play. If your child needs a costume, contact Mrs. Alice Danell.
Students in kindergarten through eighth grade need to be at church at 9:45 a.m. Sunday to rehearse the song they will sing during the 10:30 a.m. Palm Sunday service.
Children started to learn the songs they will sing for the spring play. Preschoolers will provide the opening act to the play. They are talking about Jesus' tomb and the rock that covered it as part of their Bible lesson “Jesus Rises from the Dead.”
Students walked through downtown and identified familiar places they had talked about in the classroom. In math classes, students are rolling dice and adding the numbers.
Top accelerated readers for third quarter are Cheyenne Verdugo, Devin Klatt, Adam Dilks and Tori Pritchard. Adam Dilks, Isabella Goeman, Joe Engel, Devin Klatt, Joe Mason, Tori Pritchard, Cody Ryan and Cheyenne Verdugo are 100 percent spellers. Top places in Ixl go to Aiden Roper, Adam Dilks, Nina Augustine and John Thompson.
Grades 3, 4, 5
Students worked on sentences and pictures in vocabulary. Math 5 students were tested on unit 9.
Everyday math 6 students are working with rates connected with calorie use and food. Transition math studies focused on rates and ratios in a variety of real-world situations. Algebra students are finishing a study of quadratics. Eighth-graders soon will be going to the Minnesota Opera to see “Madame Butterfly” They have been learning about the opera, the composer and his times.
Red Cottage Montessori
Children have developed a new art form. They’ve been exploring watercolor lately and are now creating a print by placing a dry piece of paper on the wet original painting. They discovered this creates a mirror image.
Children are watching the buds turning to leaves. This sign of spring excites them.
Spring break is next week. The children’s house will be back in action Monday April 9.